In the 'hood, Winterton as a destination

The pretty town of Winterton serves, quite literally, as the gateway to the central Drakensberg some 14 kilometres away, and lies in the foothills of these towering giants, a typical pioneer settlement and one of the largest villages in this area. Almost every lodge and venue in the vicinity describes itself in relation to Winterton and the Baz Bus - a hop-on hop-off facility for independent ... cont.

R600 Central Drakensberg, Winterton, Drakensberg, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Directions to Drakensberg Sun Resort

Follow the N3 from Johannesburg towards Durban, this will take you past Harrismith, through the Van Reenen’s Pass and to the Tugela Toll Plaza. Continue through the Plaza and take the third turnoff (52km from the Toll Plaza). The sign will be posted Bergville / Colenso / Greytown R74 (Sign Board 194). Take the off-ramp and go right over the highway, this road will continue to Winterton (22km). When you get into Winterton you will pass through the town and shops and get to a turn-off towards your left, with the signboard indicating R600 - Central Drakensberg. Take this turn to your left and continue straight. You will continue over an intersection, past Champagne Sports until you see the signboard towards your right for “Drakensberg Sun”. The Drakensberg Sun is 29km from Winterton.

From Durban

Follow the N3 from Durban towards JHB, continue past the Mooi River Toll Plaza and past the Mooi River North Turnoff. Approximately 36km after the Mooi River Toll plaza you will get to the Escourt (North) / Giants Castle Turnoff (Sign Board 179). Take this towards your left, and continue straight through Loskop for about 31km, where you will reach a signboard saying (R600) Drakensberg World Heritage Site (Central) – An your left there will be a thatched building called “Thokozisa” (if you go onto gravel road – you have missed the turn). Turn left and continue straight for approximately 12km, past the Champagne Sports until you see the signboard for Drakensberg Sun, turn right.

Amenities in the area

  • Internet Café (1 km)
  • Bank and/or ATM (9 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (17 km)
  • Grocery Store (17 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (17 km)
  • Shopping Mall (17 km)
  • Business Services (29 km)
  • Car Hire (29 km)
  • Dry Cleaner (29 km)
  • Foreign Exchange (29 km)
  • Laundromat (29 km)
  • Post Office (29 km)
  • Airport (250 km)


  • Hiking trails
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)

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Drakensberg Sun Resort is currently unavailable on our site, but never fear, we're sure you can find a suitable alternative if you browse through our selection of recommended and accredited properties, which can be found at Accommodation in Winterton.